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TitleSkepticism and the Book of Mormon
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1890
AuthorsPhillips, G.F.
MagazineThe Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star
Issue Number7
Date Published17 February 1890
KeywordsApologetics; Book of Mormon Authenticity; External Evidence; Hebraic Indian Theory

Phillips cites as evidence of the Book of Mormon a story by Montessini who visited America in the fifteenth century and discovered some Indians who “pronounced the words of Deuteronomy: Schemah Israel Adonai Elohenu Adoni Ehad (Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord).” Furthermore, he cites “Basnage’s Histoire des Jeufs written in 1694,” where Basnage writes that “Tis sufficiently certain that a vessel driven thither [Americas] by a tempest landed some Jews.”